Matthew's Gospel From Scratch

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From Matthew's matter-of-fact genealogy demonstrating Jesus' status as a descendant of King David, through the soaring words of the Sermon on the Mount, to the lessons found in the Seven Parables of the Kingdom, Matthew's Gospel is rich and wonderfully relevant to contemporary Christians. Under the wise guidance of Donald Griggs and Earl Johnson, Matthew's Gospel is also easily accessible to those with little or no knowledge of the Bible.
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Overview


From Matthew's matter-of-fact genealogy demonstrating Jesus' status as a descendant of King David, through the soaring words of the Sermon on the Mount, to the lessons found in the Seven Parables of the Kingdom, Matthew's Gospel is rich and wonderfully relevant to contemporary Christians. Under the wise guidance of Donald Griggs and Earl Johnson, Matthew's Gospel is also easily accessible to those with little or no knowledge of the Bible.
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"What great substantive, but readable, material for participants and such creative plans for leaders! It's a winning combination." Carol Wehrheim, Christian educator, author, and teacher
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664234850
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 3/2/2011
  • Series: The Bible from Scratch Series
  • Pages: 138
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Donald L. Griggs is a respected Christian educator and author. He taught for many years at Union Presbyterian Seminary (formerly Union--PSCE) in Richmond, Virginia, where he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees.

Earl S. Johnson, Jr. is Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Johnstown, New York, and an adjunct professor of religious studies at Siena College.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Participant's Guide: Preface to Part One 3

1 Family Tree, Birth, and Early Life of Jesus: A Study of Matthew 1:1-2:23 9

2 Jesus' Ministry Begins: A Study of Matthew 3:1-4:25 15

3 The Core of Jesus' Teaching and Healing: A Study of Matthew 5:1-9:38 21

4 Expanded Urban Mission: A Study of Matthew 10:1-13:58 27

5 Prelude to Jerusalem: A Study of Matthew 14:1-20:34 36

6 The Messiah in God's City: A Study of Matthew 21:1-27:66 48

7 Resurrection and the Birth of the Church: A Study of Matthew 28:1-20 61

Part 2 Leader's Guide: Guidelines for Bible Study Leaders 69

1 Family Tree, Birth, and Early Life of Jesus: A Study of Matthew 1:1-2:23 73

2 Jesus' Ministry Begins: A Study of Matthew 3:1-4:25 83

3 The Core of Jesus' Teaching and Healing: A Study of Matthew 5:1-9:38 90

4 Expanded Urban Mission: A Study of Matthew 10:1-13:58 99

5 Prelude to Jerusalem: A Study of Matthew 14:1-20:34 106

6 The Messiah in God's City: A Study of Matthew 21:1-27:66 113

7 Resurrection and the Birth of the Church: A Study of Matthew 28:1-20 120

Appendix 128

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